Year in Books

My 2018 Year in Books

Greeting readers, long time no see! This post is far later than I meant to be, but to be honest, life has been rolling along and I keep forgetting to post it. 2018 was an incredible year for me, I finished and graduated from university with honors, I traveled to the East Coast for the second time where I saw and (finally) met some friends and overall amazing people, turned 30, started this blog and began writing for another, laughed a lot, and read nearly 40 books (according to Goodreads).

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book reviews

Review of “A Monster Calls” By Patrick Ness

“Stories don’t always have happy endings.”

Heart-wrenching. Tear-jerking. Soul crushing. Incredible. This story is all those and so much more. Inspired by Siobhan Dowd, Patrick Ness has crafted a story that will tear your heart out, stomp on it, and, for good measure, rip it to pieces. It will bring up every sad memory and regret yet apply a soothing balm to an aching soul. This is a book that will completely destroy you but in the most remarkable of ways.

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Review of “Landing” by Laia Fàbregas

I learned about this book thanks to Portal in the Pages, who read it as part of her Around the World Reading Challenge. You can check out her challenge and progress here.

If you were sitting next to someone on a plane, chatting with them briefly before falling asleep, then upon landing discovered that they were dead, how would you react? Well, that is exactly how Landing begins. Continue reading “Review of “Landing” by Laia Fàbregas”